Archive for March, 2020

Passing the Baton on the Russian Blog and Maria’s Top Posts Posted by on Mar 31, 2020

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Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that I have written for it for the past 6 years, posting 356 articles. I’ve been honored to be a part of this blog and interact with our readers. As I step down to concentrate on other endeavors, I’d like to…

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An Unexpected Item Russians Stockpile Because of Coronavirus Posted by on Mar 26, 2020


We already covered the incipient COVID-19 outbreak on this blog last month, before anyone knew how badly the world would be affected. Now panic buying has reached Russia, too. While there is significant overlap with other countries in terms of sold-out items, there are some Russia-specific purchases. Hygiene and Protection Like in many places around…

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What You Need To Know To Navigate Russian Airports Posted by on Mar 11, 2020


In case you need to fly into, out of, or through a Russian airport, there are some common phrases that will make navigating it much more comfortable. Of course, international airports (аэропо́рты) have announcements (объявле́ния) and signs (указа́тели) in English and in the flight origin/destination language, but you if you fly within Russia, these words…

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Don’t Worry About Gender or Number with These Russian Phrases Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

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Russian is notorious for its complex system of inflection. Oftentimes, it’s not enough to remember the dictionary form of the word—you need to take into account its gender, number, case, person, or tense, as the case may be. However, some very basic Russian words are not like that at all! We will look at some…

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